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One Market Place receives approval

Thursday, August 14, 2014

When Phil Cochran spoke to the board on behalf of the petitioner, Prairie State Bank Trust No. 1095 and developer Tim Vieweg, he described the proposed new development known as One Market Place as “another positive thing for Forsyth.”

The project has roots going back to 2007. The major change to the plan is for a portion of the project to be residential. It will also have significant retail space.

Cochran, an engineer and partner with Chastain & Associates in Decatur, presented the idea of a mixed-use development to the Planning and Zoning Commission in July. He then came to the board on Aug. 4, having incorporated changes that Planning and Zoning commissioners had requested. Changes included: larger radius for turns behind building; change to angular parking; 10-foot landscape easement; and no additional islands in parking lot.

Three two-story buildings are planned with retail space on the first floor and residential space above. Each building will have four two-bedroom, 1,100 square-foot apartments.

The location, at Route 51 and Weaver Road, is the lot west of Colee’s Corner Drugs and behind Buffalo Wild Wings.

All votes were Yea as the ordinance was approved. The plan is to be ready by spring of 2015.

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